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Help my family stay together

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Kristen Miller

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My mother in law is a 59 yr old women who has lived in the US for 31 years. She left her native country of Jamaica to give her children more opportunity in the United States. She has raised her 5 children in the boroughs of NY and now travels from east coast to west coast to spend time with her kids and grandkids. She is not a criminal, has never taken a penny from the government and is loved by all of us. Her family extends outward from her blood to families on her grandsons baseball team!

My mother in law left Seattle on November 11,2013 to spend the next 8 months with her east coast family. While on the Greyhound Bus, there was a random check completed by ICE (immigration customs enforcement) They took my mother in law off the bus and are detaining her as I write. My family is sick to our stomach and jumping at any sound of a text message or phone call to find out of she is ok. It's apparent we need to hire an immigration attorney at this point. My mother in law had been scared of authority since entering this country 31 years ago and now has to face her fear directly in their eyes. My family doesn't have the money to detain an attorney right now, I just put my last $10 in my son's school lunch fund to get him through to the next household payday. We are a "normal" family, working hard, giving our kids a "normal" life. No vacations, just many family movie nights and candy from the Dollar Store. We are a close family, loving and giving to others. My husband raised $5k this summer for Cancer research. My children donate toys and give money to those less fortunate than us, holding signs up along or city street corners. Now we need help and lots of love and support! Immigration has always been at the top of or list, and now we have to do something! As a mom, wife, daughter, daughter in law, friend and a US citizen, I ask for help. I open our book in hopes of closing this chapter.

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